Mingzhu Wang ’07MM wins flute division of Città di Chieri Competition

Flutist Mingzhu Wang ’07MM has been in Zurich, Switzerland, since February, furthering her musical studies at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Prof. Phillipe Racine. On November 5, she won the fst prize in the flute division of the Tenth International Città di Chieri Music Competition for Young Performers.

The picture at left was taken at the winner’s concert on November 7.

Flutist Mingzhu Wang is an experienced orchestral player, chamber musician and soloist. Born in Chengdu, China, Miss Wang grew up in a musical family. At age 10 she switched from piano to flute and began her studies with Hongjun Zhang. In 2001, Miss Wang enrolled in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, winning first place in the entrance examination. In July of 2005 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, winning the conservatory’s most prestigious scholarship every academic year. While a student at the conservatory, Miss Wang won first place in the First National Flute Competition for Collegiate Artists. She received a Master of Music in flute performance from Yale in May 2007.

Published November 18, 2010
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Yale Philharmonia features composer Martin Bresnick in concert of New Music for Orchestra Dec. 9

Other works in the Sprague Hall concert include Andy Akiho’s concerto for steel pans and Reena Esmail’s Aria with Hindustani vocalist Meena Shivram

The Yale School of Music presents its annual New Music for Orchestra concert with the Yale Philharmonia on Thursday, December 9 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven).

The concert will feature Pan Penseroso, a flute concerto by faculty composer Martin Bresnick. Renowned flutist Ransom Wilson, also a member of the YSM faculty, will perform the solo.

Also on the program are several pieces by second-year graduate students in the Yale School of Music’s prestigious composition department. Andy Akiho, whose virtuosity on the steel pans was just featured in a November 12th On Common Ground concert, will play the solo in his own Concerto for Steel Pans. Meena Shivram will be the Hindustani vocalist in Reena Esmail‘s Aria. Also on the program are Adrian Knight‘s Comblé and Omar Surillo‘s Partner in Crime. Adrian Slywotzky and Yang Jiao, conducting fellows at the School of Music, will each lead one work on the program. Shinik Hahm is the resident conductor of the Yale Philharmonia.

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Published November 18, 2010
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